WICHITA, KS – The Wichita Thunder announced Tuesday that forward Kyle Platzer had been named the ECHL’s player of the week for the week of October 16-22, 2017.
Platzer recorded five points in two games this past weekend against the Rapid City Rush. He had a goal and an assist on Saturday night and followed that up with a three-point outing on Sunday. He netted a shorthanded breakaway goal that pushed the Thunder advantage to 2-0. Later in the first period, he tipped home a shot on the power play that increased the lead to 4-0 as Wichita scored five times in the first on Sunday afternoon.
A native of Waterloo, Ontario, Platzer leads the Thunder and is tied for second in the league, with eight points (4g, 4a) in four games.
The fourth-round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers during the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Platzer has 103 games of American Hockey League experience with Bakersfield and Oklahoma City.
Before turning pro, Platzer played for the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights and Owen Sound Attack, where he piled up 140 points (61g, 79a) in 203 career games.
The Wichita Thunder return to action Wednesday night, when they travel to the BOK Center to play the Tulsa Oilers for the first time this season. Get your game night started with Matthew Harding & Zach Courter on The Sin Bin Pregame Show, beginning at 6:35 pm on The Sin Bin app!